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  12/5/2016: JAWDROPPING DOCOS SHOWCASE
Four jaw dropping documentaries will be presented in Stranger Than Fiction, a short season at Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education by Andrew L. Urban in June and July, each followed by a discussion.
 
  2/6/2016: OSCARS ENTRY 11 MINUTES OPENS POLISH FILM FEST
Poland’s entry in the 2015 Oscars Foreign Language category, Jerzy Skolimowski’s 11 Minutes, will open this year’s Polish Film Festival on June 10 in Melbourne and June 18 in Sydney: ‘the compressed, elliptical plot lines also suggest an anthology of lost or unmade Jerzy Skolimowski films, a mini-retrospective of sad comedies, absurd tragedies and deadly serious Polish jokes,” writes A. O. Scott of the New York Times.
  26/5/2016: FOCUS ON ABILITY SHORTS FEST
Focus on (dis)Ability is the newest shorts fest in Australia, with entries (max 5 minutes) closing June 30, and the underlying theme as per the title, with over $140,000 in prizes to be won.
  26/5/2016: GREAT ADAPTATIONS WINTER SHOWCASE
Three of the greatest recent film adaptations from books will be presented at the State Library of NSW in Great Adaptations a season curated and hosted by Andrew L. Urban, from 2pm : Saturday, June 11, Wednesday, July 13 and Saturday, August 13, each followed by a discussion with special guests.
  26/5/2016: HER VISA STARS AUSSIE ACTRESS CHANTELLE GOULEVICH
Australian born actress Chantelle Goulevich stars as Sarah in NYU Tisch School of Arts graduate Marcus Castillo’s short, Her Visa, which plays at the New York International Short Film Festival on June 1.
  26/5/2016: KEN LOACH WINS PALME D’OR WITH I, DANIEL BLAKE
There is some irony in superstar Mel Gibson presenting Ken Loach with his Palme d’Or last Sunday night at the closing ceremony of this year’s Festival de Cannes, for Loach’s film, I, Daniel Blake, written by Paul Laverty, described by one critic as “a protest cry for common humanity in the face of modern Britain’s welfare web.” Not untypical Loach subject matter …
  26/5/2016: SYDNEY FILM FEST FILLING THE ORPHEUM
North shore residents are lapping up the chance to enjoy the experience of this year’s Sydney International Film Festival (June 8 – 19) at the Cremorne Orpheum, for the fourth year, with many sessions filling fast two weeks ahead of the festival.
 
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